JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, cilt.26, ss.426-432, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The rapidly increasing urban population in Turkey introduces the urbanization issue in increasing scales. As a solution to this problem, structures with more storeys are being constructed. As the intention is not only to fulfill the building deficits by building structures, it must provide the most ideal functionality, style, aesthetics and economy. The task to coordinate such complicated processes shall be the architecture's duty who determines the fundamentals and the main principles of the design. In our contemporary time in Turkey the most common functionality of multi-storied structures is the housing, and most intensively used technology in the housing sector is the shear-wall systems. In the settlement areas such as Or-An, Konutkent, Yasamkent; which can be considered solely as small cities; shear-wall systems are used as the structural system of the multi-storied buildings and for their production tunnel form method is used. In the example application a housing structure formed up by the shear-wall system and in which tunnel form system is used; is handled, and models with different numbers of storey are established, and costs are compared. During the city planning, as there can be city block parcel applications and applications based on region; cost calculations are considered to enlighten these two subjects. The effect of concrete class is examined on the costs per an apartment flat. As a result, it is believed that the analysis which is done will constitute a significant decision criterion.